On Day 1 of U.S. Olympic Trials, he heaved the massive medal sphere 76 feet, 8 1/4 inches (23.37 meters) to put his name in the record book and punch his ticket Tokyo, where he’ll have a chance to defend his Olympic title next month.
He becomes the first reliever to win the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s player of the year award. The NCBWA also presented Kopps with its 16th Stopper of the Year Award as college baseball’s top relief pitcher.
The scramble, originally planned for June 21 before being rescheduled, benefits athletic training, A-State student-athletes, and A-State Sports Medicine students. Proceeds generated from the scramble will go toward providing therapeutic and rehabilitation equipment necessary in the caring for injured Red Wolves student-athletes, along with providing quality clinical experience for sports medicine students.
Featuring private events, pregame and postgame tailgates, and opportunities to interact with head coach Butch Jones and the Red Wolves’ football family, 1200 Club members will make up a unique inner circle of the A-State football program. Membership to the 1200 Club is available to all fans, who can join with one annual $1,200 donation or 12 monthly $100 installments each year per person.
Sodoma graduated with a degree in Accounting in May 2019, posting a cumulative grade-point average of 4.00 for her undergraduate degree. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Accountancy, with a GPA of 4.00 through her work in the program so far.
Grupe earned his bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in the spring of 2020 and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in business administration. He is an A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll and Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll member.
In his 36-year hall of fame coaching career at the University of Arkansas, McDonnell established a legacy of success unrivaled in the history of NCAA athletics producing 40 NCAA championships, including six national triple crowns and 12 consecutive NCAA Indoor titles from 1984-95.